Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic title The Last of Us has been hit with a delay.

The title, which features a survival adventure vibe was due to release in May this year.  But due to Naughty Dog’s high standards the team have decided to delay the game to a worldwide release of June 14th 2013.

The following is Naughty Dogs’ full statement which originally featured on the PlayStation Blog:

“The Last of Us is an ambitious project. In many ways it may be Naughty Dog‘s most ambitious project to date – a brand new universe and cast of characters, brand new tech, brand new genre, and not to mention it’s easily the longest campaign Naughty Dog has ever made.

As a team we pride ourselves on setting a very high quality bar for every aspect of our games – gameplay, story, art, design, technology and more. We want to make sure The Last of Us raises that bar even further – for ourselves, and most importantly, for you, our fans.

As we entered the final phase of development for The Last of Us, we came to realise just how massive Joel and Ellie’s journey is. But instead of cutting corners or compromising our vision, we came to the tough decision that the game deserved a few extra weeks to ensure every detail of The Last of Us was up to Naughty Dog’s internal high standards.

The extra wait will be very short and your patience will be rewarded. Update your calendars. You won’t even have to change seasons. The Last of Us will be available 14th June 2013. Until then, know that we will be working extremely hard to deliver an experience that matches your high expectations.”

The Last of Us recently won our most anticipated game of 2013.  We’ll have more on Naughty Dog’s upcoming tale in the months leading up to launch.

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